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Anly, Ayumikurikamaki to Perform Theme Songs For 'New Series' of Naruto Anime (Updated)

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
New themes to premiere in October

This year's 43rd issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is announcing on Monday that Anly and Ayumikurikamaki will perform the new theme songs for the "new series" of the Naruto anime franchise. Anly (pictured below) is a 19-year-old singer-songwriter from the isolated Ie Island off of Okinawa, and she will perform the opening theme song "Kara no Kokoro."

Ayumikurikamaki (pictured below) is a three-member "idol punk DJ unit" made up of singer Ayumi, DJ Kurika, and the "life of the party" Maki. The group will perform the ending theme song "Tabidachi no Uta" (Departure Song).

TV Tokyo announced on Monday that the new opening and ending theme will premiere in the anime in October.

A television anime adaptation of three Naruto Hiden/Shinden (Hidden Story/True Story) epilogue stories will premiere this winter. The television anime will adapt Takashi Yano's Naruto: Shikamaru's Story, Shō Hinata's Naruto: Konoha Hiden - Shūgen Biyori, and Shin Towasa's Naruto: Sasuke's Story - Sunrise novels. Viz Media released Naruto: Shikamaru's Story in February, and will release Naruto: Sasuke's Story - Sunrise next spring.

The Naruto Shippūden anime will have an hour-long special on September 29 with episodes 476 and 477 (or 696 and 697 if you include the episode count of the original Naruto TV anime series) that features the "last battle" between Sasuke and Naruto.

Weekly Shonen Jump's 43rd issue is also revealing on Monday that a "Boruto -Naruto the Movie-" 2017 calendar from MOVIC will go on sale in around October, and it will feature all-new anime illustrations.

Update: Although Weekly Shonen Jump stated that the new opening and ending would be for a "new series" of the Naruto anime franchise, TV Tokyo clarified on Monday that the new songs will premiere in October. The adaptations of the Naruto: Shikamaru's Story, Naruto: Konoha Hiden - Shūgen Biyori, and Naruto: Sasuke's Story - Sunrise novels are set to premiere this winter.

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